Climate Change: Emerging Law of Adaptation
In the wake of Storm Sandy, adaptation to climate change is emerging as a public policy priority. Unable to rely on historic weather and temperature conditions, elected and regulatory officials, insurers and professionals serving landowners and investors are adjusting planning, design engineering and regulatory decisions to incorporate the expected impacts of climate change. That shift will have broad implications throughout the legal system, amounting to an emerging law of adaptation to climate change that is distinguishable from the emerging law of greenhouse gas controls.
For more on this, please see my article published by the American College of Environmental Lawyers, “Climate Change: Emerging Law of Adaptation.”